Ankaragucu vs Sariyer match preview !
Ankaragucu will be looking to improve on last weeks performance at home against Inegolspor with the 3 points at Sariyer. The team travel to Istanbul for Sundays match against newly promoted Sariyer in which should be a comfortable win for Ankaragucu. However we have all too often saw that there are no straight forward games with Ankaragucu.
Last Sundays match with Inegolspor should have been a full stadium with the fans cheering the team off the pitch at the end of 90 minutes, instead it was half full and things turned ugly with the fan groups protesting against the management. After the match president Mehmet Yiginer spoke of his disappointment at Sol kapali who he claimed had asked for ticket prices to go up in order to help the club.
Sol Kapali denied this was the case with fans claiming management have put the ticket prices up in Sol Kapali in order to keep them away from the stadium.
There wasnt much to cheer about during the game either as both teams huffed their way to a 0-0 draw. Ankaragucu had goalkeeper Gokhan Akkan to thank after he saved a second half penalty.
Since Muammer Ozdemir has taken over he has improved the defence which was so often the cause of dropped points in the last couple of seasons. He has reunited Volkan Geyik and Gurkan Alver who have formed a good partnership since youth level. Both Aytac and Mehmet are solid defenders who wont cause their opponents mutch concern going forward.
If Ankaragucu are to mount a title or playoff challenge this season they must address the lack of goals and chances created from the midfield and attack. Losing Emre Tasdemir and Mehmet Cakir has been a big blow for the team and with Hasan Ayaroglu out injured it leaves only Umut Nayir and Levent Kale in attack.
The coach has already said Levent Kale isnt ready to start a game which leaves me asking why Emir Ozbey has been left out the squad? The young striker was in fine form during pre season but hasnt even made the bench in the opening 2 games.
Sariyer have the potential to cause Ankaragucu problems, they have former Ankaragucu duo Muhammed Turkmen and Serhat Aykuz in their squad. They also have former Diyarbakir BB forward Mert Somay who will need to be watched.
The game kicks off at 5pm on Sunday and we will have live updates on our facebook page so tune in. Im off to catch my flight back home to Glasgow after another great holiday in Turkey. :-)